The Goodies: Season 5, Episode 13

The End (5 May 1975)

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Sort of an Alternate Universe story, in which the boys and their office are trapped for over a century in a block of concrete and must find a way to live without outside contact for the rest of their lives.


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Episode cast overview:
Tim Brooke-Taylor ...
Graeme Garden ...
Bill Oddie ...
Sheila Steafel ...
The Queen (voice)
Corbet Woodall ...


In this sort of "alternate universe" story, Grame agrees to help the government on a new construction project. But the boys' office gets covered in a thick layer of concrete and they cannot get out. The rest of the episode details over 100 years as the boys struggle with loneliness, religion, personality clashes, hunger, and aging without any contact with the outside world. Written by E. E. Buchanan

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'Tim, Bill, and... the other one!'
11 November 2015 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The End is a charmingly simple episode of the goodies that manages to take a more traditional style of humour that you may expect from one of the more traditional sit-comes of the 70s, playing with proper jokes over visual gags.

This makes The End one of the more unique episodes of the series, although it's episodes like this that remind me why the Goodies may never be shown on TV again, such as the scene where the Goodies "find religion", with Tim becoming Jewish and Bill "blacking up" and becoming a Muslim, a phrase that still sticks in the throat.

The End is one of the most charmingly simple episodes of show and makes it extremely memorable, simply because it's so unique. It adds a new level of humour to the episode, and it's good to see the Goodies playing with a traditional style of humour for a change, not that I dislike their silly visual gags, but this is a breath of fresh air.

Thankfully, this episode has been released on both VHS and DVD, so is easily accessible, and if you want a more tradition episode of the Goodies, you may want to check this out.

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